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Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout - Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

617 Ratings
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Ratings: 617
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.64%
Wants: 22
Gots: 103 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bluejacket74 on 11-23-2012)
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Photo of jslice99
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

jslice99, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of BeerMeColorado
3/5  rDev -16.2%

BeerMeColorado, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of scotorum
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams nonick.

a: Black with clear ruby tints when seen through light. Finger thick tan head dissipated quickly to patchy surface foam and no lacing.

s: Cold black coffee and alcohol.

t: At first a rather unappealing mix similar to the aroma, of black coffee with alcohol added. Aftertaste is smoky with more black coffee.

m: Medium at most. Quite smooth.

o: Much less pleasing than their ale. The basic roasted malt is not bad, but the added coffee and bourbon barrel aging does not help add a nice flavor like it does with the ale, instead clashing with each other and the dark malt body and making the whole rather bitter.

It does smooth out somewhat towards the middle, with more smoke in the aroma and cold black coffee in the flavor. You're still left with the distinct impression you are drinking spiked cold black coffee. Perhaps if they stopped trying to be the Kentucky version of BCBCS and just brewed a plain stout in bourbon barrels, the result would taste better.

scotorum, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of rgturtle
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - Black color; a little carbonation and head -- moderate lacing.
S - Picked up on the coffee notes and some of the oak, but not some of the malt I expected.
T - The coffee flavor was bitter, somewhat burnt.
M - Fairly flat.
O - I wanted to like this more than I did. Certainly not a bad beer, but flatter than I expected.

rgturtle, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of gwiedman1
4/5  rDev +11.7%

gwiedman1, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of cd_beer_disapear
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

cd_beer_disapear, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of reizorc
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

reizorc, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of MacStinson
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

MacStinson, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.06/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A - Dark brown, decent head, but fades quickly.

S - Could pick up bourbon on the nose, but there is a sharp chemical smell that is less than stellar.

T - Not impressive, but not offensive. Somewhat one note. The alcohol notes are muted. Very little of the standard roasty coffee, but a touch of the sweet chocolate. Just nothing too deep going on here.

M - Thin. Fair amount of carbonation that fades out pretty quickly.

O - Ultimately, nothing special. A bit boring, but not terrible. A flat, uninspired experience.

Tsar_Riga, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of Daisylovesbeer57
3.16/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I am sipping on this as I type. I would not go as far as other reviewers as to say I would dump it out...but it is indeed a little disappointing. I poured this beer from a bottle into a snifter. It poured a very slight head, which quickly dwindled.

Smells lightly of coffee and vanilla, perhaps the slightest hint of bourbon, but then again, I am looking for it. One reviewer noted it was thin, yet still syrupy. I agree, and I don't understand...It's light in taste, but leaves my lips sticky.

Taste-wise there isn't a whole lot going on. I let it warm to room temp thinking that would help. It's gone flat now, sort of like soda.

It's really kind of strange. By far the lightest stout I've had, sort of reminds me of a brown. It would be good to introduce a newbie to a stout, but I am totally missing the intense Haitian coffee, and where is the bourbon?? Overall, not horrible, but I won't buy again when there are so many phenomenal stouts out there.

Daisylovesbeer57, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of psmith161
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

psmith161, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of Hopstout
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Hopstout, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of Jordy777
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Jordy777, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Deep black, no carbonation visible. No matter what I did I could not produce a measurable head, very worrisome. Also, body looks both thin and syrupy. The total darkness is the only thing giving me hope for this beer.

S: Coffee and vanilla predominate, with burnt malts in the back. Smells nice without being too powerful, wouldn't scare away a newcomer to Imperial Stouts, but it might slightly disappoint Imperial Stout lovers.

T: Good balance between sweet and bitter. Coffee, vanilla, dark malts and a touch of smoke make up the palate. Pretty tasty, this is the first IS I might call sessionable.

M: Carbonation is very prickly, body is kinda syrupy. A strange mix, not bad though.

O: It may be a bit accessible (read: light) for an IS, but certainly not a weak beer. Brings the dark and bourbon barrel flavors while still being sessionable. Maybe a bit pricey, but I'm not disappointed to have spent the money once.

1000lbgrizzly, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of smartassboiler
2/5  rDev -44.1%

smartassboiler, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of braican
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

braican, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev +11.7%

RichH55, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of jmalomo
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

jmalomo, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of josephwa
1.4/5  rDev -60.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

A - Appearance is good. Nice looking stout, very appetizing with the look of the beer itself. Nice head and chocolatey appearance.

S - Foul stench. Not sure what that is but that was frightening.

T - The coffee was very light and tasted rather cheap, Folger's? I don't get any bourbon or barrel taste whatsoever. The malt flavor is very subdued as well. All in all: awful taste.

M - This beer is very thin. I would expect a lot more body from this. The carbonation is fine.

O - This beer was awful. Hopefully it was just a bad batch or bad bottle. But my recommendation is to avoid this beer at all costs.

josephwa, Nov 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

FLBeerGuy, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

DoubleSimcoe, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of Greywulfken
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: black-bodied with a finger of tan foam that left no lace behind

S: roasted malts and hints of oak barrels, some suggestions of cold espresso

T: roasted malts and coffee beans, airs of bourbon and oak

M: thin for a stout (almost porter-esque), slick, smooth

O: nothing terribly complex here - but certainly an enjoyable drink - I found it comparable to Dragon's Milk - not a top stout, even with the barrel aging (which was not heavy-handed, it was more nuanced), but for folks that enjoy barrel-aged stouts, sure to be enjoyed.

Greywulfken, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of In_Control_Mike
3/5  rDev -16.2%

In_Control_Mike, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of jaycar06
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

jaycar06, Nov 27, 2013
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
81 out of 100 based on 617 ratings.